On the 10 May 1972, the people of Ireland emphatically voted yes in a referendum to join the EEC. In this second episode of the Ireland EU50 podcast series, Brigid Laffan, Emeritus Professor at the European University Institute, hosts Fiach Mac Conghail, CEO of the Digital Hub Development Agency, and Kevin Whelan, Director of the Notre Dame Dublin Global Gateway, to discuss Ireland’s social and cultural journey over the past five decades.
This episode is a part of a wider podcast series from EM Ireland that will celebrate 50 years of Ireland’s membership of the European Union and reflect on how EU membership has left a defining mark on the Ireland of today. In 1972, the Irish Council of the European Movement (today known as European Movement Ireland) played a key role in campaigning for Ireland to join the EEC. 50 years on, our organisation is excited to bring to you the ultimate podcast series on ‘Ireland EU50’.
Recorded: The Podcast Studios, Dublin 2